RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Cal Poly men's tennis team concluded Big West Conference play undefeated with a 5-2 win over UC Riverside on Sunday. With the win the Mustangs win the Big West Conference Regular Season Championship outright and the team's third overall.
The two wins this weekend (UC Irvine) gave Cal Poly an undefeated league slate for the second time in school history. The Mustangs posted a 4-0 record in 2007. They become the third Big West team to finish league play with an undefeated record, as last year's UC Irvine squad also went 5-0.
With the win the Mustangs improve to 13-7 overall and 5-0 in Big West matches while UCR fell to 6-17 and 0-5.
The match opened with doubles play with Cal Poly taking two of the three matches and the point.
Marco Comuzzo and Jurgen De Jager, on the second court, defeated Luis Gastao and Kevin Griffin, 8-5 while Andre Dome and Sebastian Bell blanked Simon Peters and Jimmy Roberts, 8-0, on the third court.
In singles play, Cal Poly won four of the six matches to secure the win and the championship. McPhee and Bridge, playing from the second and third position, both retired due to injury for the Mustangs two losses.
Dome, ranked 34th in the nation, defeated Macherez in straight-sets, 6-4 and 6-4 while De Jarger made quick work of Gastao on the fourth court, 6-1, 6-2.
Comuzzo shut out Peters, 6-0, 6-0 with Bell picking up a 6-1, 6-2 win on the sixth court from Kelly Dickson.
The Big West Conference Tournament Championship in Indian Wells will get under way on Friday, April 27 and run through Sunday, April 29. With the No. 1 seed, Cal Poly will receive a first round bye.
Tennis Match Results
Cal Poly vs UC Riverside
Apr 22, 2012 at Riverside, Calif.
(SRC Tennis Courts)
#58 Cal Poly 5, UC Riverside 2
1. #34 Andre Dome (CP) def. Felix Macherez (UCR) 6-4, 6-4
2. Jimmy Roberts (UCR) def. Brian McPhee (CP) 5-0, retired
3. Austin Andres (UCR) def. Jordan Bridge (CP) 7-5, retired
4. Jurgen De Jager (CP) def. Luis Gastao (UCR) 6-1, 6-2
5. Marco Comuzzo (CP) def. Simon Peters (UCR) 6-0, 6-0
6. Sebastian Bell (CP) def. Kelly Dickson (UCR) 6-1, 6-2
1. Austin Andres/Felix Macherez (UCR) def. Brian McPhee/Jordan Bridge (CP) 4-1, retired
2. Marco Comuzzo/Jurgen De Jager (CP) def. Luis Gastao/Kevin Griffin (UCR) 8-5
3. Andre Dome/Sebastian Bell (CP) def. Simon Peters/Jimmy Roberts (UCR) 8-0
Cal Poly 13-7, 5-0 BWC; National ranking #58
UC Riverside 6-17, 0-5 BWC